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Call for Workshop Proposals

Ilona Zaremba

Call for Workshop Proposals

1st European Semantic Technology Conference (ESTC 2007)
31 May – 1 June 2007
Vienna, Austria
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ESTC 2007 invites the submission of workshop proposals on Industry aspects of the development of Semantic Web Technology, particularly relating to the subject areas indicated below. We encourage workshops which will open discussion on issues driven by the need of the fast take off of the semantic technology in IT industry. 

The format of the workshops will be determined by the organizers. Workshops will have a length of 3 hours (a half day). Having more than one co-organizer for a workshop is strongly advised, typically a joint industry and academic effort.


  • Workshop proposals due: February 28, 2007
  • Notification of proposal acceptance : March 30, 2007
  • URL for workshop website due : April 15, 2007
  • Workshop : May 31, 2007


Proposals for workshops should be no more than 3 pages in length. They should contain the following information:

  1. Title and Abstract (200 maximum; to be published on ESTC 2007 website)
  2. Description (aims, content, presentation style, technical requirements)
  3. Relevance of the tutorial to speed up the take off  in Industry
  4. Outline of workshop content and schedule
  5. A list of related workshops held in the last 3 years, or to be held in 2007
  6. Information on presenters (name, affiliation, expertise, experiences in workshops organization)
  7. A description of the qualifications of the proposed organizing committee (e.g., papers published in the proposed topic area, previous tutorials organization, other relevant information).

Each workshop organizing committee will be responsible for the following:

  • Producing a web page and a "Call for Participation" for their workshop. 
  • The call should also mention that at least one author of each accepted submission must attend the workshop and that all workshop participants must pay the ESTC 2007 workshop registration fee, as well as the conference fee. Finally, it should also clearly describe the process by which the Organizing Committee will select the participants.
  • Providing a brief description of the workshop for the conference web page and program. 
  • Selecting the presentations accepted for the workshop.
  • Advertising the tutorial beyond the conference web page.
  • Producing a camera-ready version of the tutorial proceedings in LNCS style.

The ESTC 2007 Organizing Committee will be responsible for the following:

  • Providing a link to a workshop's local page.
  • Providing logistics support and a meeting place for the workshop.
  • In conjunction with the organizers, determining the workshop date and time.
  • Providing copies or files on ESTC 2007 CDROM of the workshop proceedings to attendees.


Workshop proposals and any inquiries should be sent by e-mail to the workshop chairs. Proposals may be submitted in PDF, text or Microsoft Word format. 

Submitted proposals that follow the above guidelines will be reviewed by the ESTC 2007 organizing committee with respect to the relevance of the topic, the content, and the presentation style.

For accepted workshops, the workshop organizers need to submit the material for hand-outs (the slide sets and / or additional information) to the ESTC 2007 organization committee for pre-printing and preparation of the ESTC 2007 website.

Accepted tutorials will receive 1 free registration to the ESTC 2007


Topics of interest to the conference include (but are not restricted to):  

  • R eal World Deployments of Semantic Web technologies (value proposition, ROI, adoption of technologies, etc)
  • Semantic Web Services Tools and Applications (e.g. description, discovery, composition, orchestration, etc)
  • Business taxonomies and Vocabularies
  • Ontology and Rules systems deployment
  • Semantic technologies for content and unstructured data in legacy systems
  • Best Practices in migration to knowledge technology
  • Knowledge acquisition, Ontology Creation and Management (e.g. evolution, evaluation)
  • Practices in Data, Schemas, terminology and Ontology Alignment 
  • Semantic Annotation of Data, Resources and services
  • Semantic Web Rules and Query Languages
  • Deployment of semantic inference schemes and reasoners (e.g. scalability, fuzziness, distribution)
  • Semantic Web-based Knowledge Management
  • Semantic Web for e-Business, e-Health, e-Government, Multimedia, Bio-Pharmacy drug discovery
  • Database Technologies and Query Languages with Semantic technology
  • Semantic Interoperability in Data and Services for the entreprise
  • Semantic Mining for Business Intelligence
  • Semantic Searching, Querying, Navigation and Browsing
  • Visualization and Semantic Data Modelling
  • Semantic Web Trust, Privacy, Security and Intellectual Property Rights


The ESTC 2007 Workshop chairs are:

Dr. Alain Léger, Dr. Vincent Louis FT R&D - Research
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Dr. York Sure, Institute AIFB, University of Karlsruhe
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